Machine Vision and Pattern Recognition Laboratory (MVPR) educates intelligent computing experts and develops novel smart information processing methods. The goal is to create useful and significant value-added applications, especially using digital image processing and analysis. For example, research is focused on machine vision systems for process industry, and medical image analysis for the efficient healthcare of eye diseases.

Our main objective is to perform high quality research on computational vision and modelling, machine learning, and pattern recognition. The laboratory also serves industry as an expert organization, performs applied research and educates experts in its research fields. In education MVPR offers the Intelligent Computing major subject in Degree Program in Computational Engineering (bachelor, master and doctoral studies).

Our research interests include visual inspection, computational vision, medical imaging and processing, color science, and biomolecular vision, focusing on object detection and recognition, industrial machine vision, retinal image processing and analysis, spectral imaging and analysis, and modeling of photoactive biomolecules. MVPR belongs to LUT Center of Excellence in Research, called Computational Photonics Imaging (COMPHI) and is associated with Academy of Finland's Center of Excellence (CoE) in Research in Inverse Modeling and Imaging.

Our research is funded by Academy of Finland, European Commission, Finnish Funding Agency for Technology and Innovation (Tekes), and private companies. We co-operate with many national and international research groups, including Centre for Vision, Speech, and Signal Processing (CVSSP), University of Surrey (UniS), UK, Center for Machine Perception (CMP), Czech Technical University (CVUT), Czech Republic, Color Research Group, University of Eastern Finland (UEF), Department of Computer Graphics and Multimedia (DCGM), Brno University of Technology, Czech Republic, Laboratory for Image & Video Engineering (LIVE), at University of Texas at Austin, USA, Psychology of Evolving Media and Technology Research Group (POEM), University of Helsinki, Finland, and School of Computer Science, University of Birmingham, UK.